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  • Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including 'Imitation Game,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend. The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola'...
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China

    Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several concepts, including streaming the pics in China day-and-...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto organizers announced they...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...
  • Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award. McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-...
  • Pix Starring Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, Kevin Kline to Play at Zurich Fest

    LONDON -- The 10th Zurich Film Festival has unveiled its first Gala Premieres, which include David Gordon Green's drama "Manglehorn" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's tragicomedy "Birdman." Other films among the Gala Premieres are Israel Horovitz's...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Radiant Films Takes 'Hungry Hearts' World Rights (Exclusive)

    Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International has acquired world rights outside Italy to Italian director Saverio Costanzo's Brooklyn-set drama "Hungry Hearts," which stars Adam Driver and hot Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher ("I Am Love") as a couple...
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...